Estancia La Costa Fossiliferous Level 2 (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Santa Cruz, Argentina (51.2° S, 69.1° W: paleocoordinates 51.8° S, 63.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Santa Cruz Formation, Santacrucian (17.5 - 16.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: S. F. Vizcaíno, J. C. Fernicola, and M. S. Bargo. 2012. Paleobiology of Santacrucian glyptodonts and armadillos (Xenarthra, Cingulata). In S. F. Vizcaí­no, R. F. Kay, M. S. Bargo (eds.), Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia: High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation 194-215 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176641: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 20.02.2016, edited by Miranta Kouvari

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Notoungulata - Hegetotheriidae
Hegetotherium mirabile2 Ameghino 1887 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Interatheriidae
"Interatherium robustum" = Interatherium extensus2
"Interatherium robustum" = Interatherium extensus2 Fernández et al. 2023 notoungulate
 Notoungulata - Toxodontidae
Nesodon imbricatus1 Owen 1846 notoungulate
MPM-PV 3659, cranium, mandible
Adinotherium sp.2 Ameghino 1887 notoungulate
 Megatherioidea - Megalonychidae
Hapalops elongatus2 Ameghino 1891 edentate
 Cingulata - Propalaehoplophoridae
"Propalaehoplophorinae indet." = Propalaehoplophoridae2
"Propalaehoplophorinae indet." = Propalaehoplophoridae2 Ameghino 1891 edentate
 Cingulata - Chlamyphoridae
"Proeutatus oenophorus" = Proeutatus oenophorum
"Proeutatus oenophorus" = Proeutatus oenophorum Ameghino 1887 edentate
MPM-PV 3413, skull, carapace with vertebrae, osteoderms
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
"Proeutatus lagena" = Eutatus lagena2, "Proeutatus cf. lagena" = Eutatus lagena2
"Proeutatus lagena" = Eutatus lagena2 Ameghino 1887 armadillo
"Proeutatus cf. lagena" = Eutatus lagena2 Ameghino 1887 armadillo
 Panameriungulata - Proterotheriidae
"Proterotherium" cavum2 Ameghino 1887 placental
 Rodentia -
"Eocardia perforata" = Eocardia robusta2 Vucetich 1984 caviomorph
Neoreomys australis2 Ameghino 1887 caviomorph
Spaniomys riparius2 Ameghino 1887 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Neoepiblemidae
Perimys cf. erutus2 Ameghino 1887 caviomorph